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AFSA San Diego Chapter

Who We Are

AFSA San Diego Chapter membership opportunities are open to all contractors, associates (suppliers and manufacturers), and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).  Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of professionals involved with all aspects of fire sprinkler installation, operation and safety who are dedicated to life safety and the betterment of our industry.

Our commitment to educational opportunities, training, networking, and the most up-to-date standards and information is unsurpassed.

What We Do

Once you become a part of our local chapter, you will have access to a broad range of educational and networking opportunities. Some of these are outlined below:

  • Work with fire safety associations to promote fire sprinkler awareness, installation standards, and proper maintenance to save lives.
  • Provide access to local seminars, education, and training opportunities to help contractors offer customers the best service possible while remaining compliant with the latest codes and standards.
  • Work within the California legislatures and local municipalities to improve current fire sprinkler issues, as well as watch for developments that may negatively impact merit shop contractors.
  • Host chapter meetings and events where members can network and exchange information.
  • Connect organizations to business solutions and assets to help grow businesses.
  • Provide the most current national and local news pertaining to current fire sprinkler issues, use and installation, and safety.
  • Foster relationships between chapter members to help improve networking and NextGen recruitment opportunities.
  • Promote engagement with local AHJ’s to improve fire protection regulation and foster a stronger working relationship.
  • Host fundraisers, golf tournaments, and other charitable events to help increase public awareness about the benefits of fire sprinklers. 

We are your Merit Shop Fire Sprinkler Trade Association in San Diego, CA. AFSA San Diego is a chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

Meet the Board

Lyle Hall, Western Fire Protection

Jamil Shamoon,  Symons Fire Protection

Jim Tate,  JG Tate Fire Protection System


Chair - Mark Scott, Western Fire Protection

Past Chair - Scott Uren, Titan Fire Protection
Vice Chair - Jonathan Joseph, Symons Fire Protection
Secretary - Erika Jimenez, A&D Fire
Treasurer - Chris Kawada, Fire Sprinkler Solution
Executive Director - Rhonda Gudger, AFSA San Diego Chapter

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